The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow Into the Impenetrable Loisaida JungleBook - 2004 | 1st ed.
Failed in all his career aspirations, recently laid off from Kinko's, and burdened with a frustrating anatomical shortcoming, Omaha Bigelow finds salvation on the streets of New York City's Lower East Side in the form of a Nuyorican homegirl equipped with an array of powers to cure his problems. Their misbegotten romance transforms him from a perpetual loser to an overnight success, but fame comes with a hefty price. Omaha must soon struggle to remain faithful as he becomes entangled with an irresistible WASP law student and a sinister ex-CIA agent who happens to be her father.Writing with a perfect-pitch ear for the American idiom, and vividly capturing the cultural landscape of post-September 11 New York, Edgardo Vega Yunqu#65533; challenges the received wisdom of contemporary life and its politics with vitality, humor, and an abiding affection for pop culture, youth, and American optimism.
Publisher: Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: FIC VEGA
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 24 cm.